Israel residents watch Iron Dome neutralise Palestinian rockets

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1l4xkusnqz5re7/VRP31654.mp4?dl=0

Footage shows Palestinian rockets being neutralised by Israel’s Iron Dome defence system on Tuesday evening (May 11) as residents sheltered in safe houses.

The Iron Dome defence system intercepted the artillery, with only three missiles reportedly hitting their targets. Israel has responded to the unrest by launching rockets at the Gaza Strip amid a worrying escalation of the conflict.

Locals recorded the terrifying scene in Tel Aviv at around 9pm local time.

Thai overseas worker Suriya Seelaket said: ‘This was like nothing I had ever seen before. It was scary. They were like deadly lanterns exploding in the sky.’

Carla Gonen, who sheltered in a safe house in Tel Aviv during the bombardment, added: ‘This was the scene at 9pm. I sheltered in a safe house. The rockets were being fired by Palestine at Israel.’

Former U.S. President Donald Trump had brought peace to the Middle East region only for the country’s new Democrat administration to see renewed bloodshed in the decades-old territorial and religious conflict.